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Coffee Drinking May Help Prevent Heart Attacks

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Coffee drinking has been linked to many things, both good and bad. Being a very popular beverage all over the world, everything relating to coffee is always open for debate. But for those who love to drink coffee may be glad to know that recent research suggests coffee drinking can lower the risk of heart attacks. It was previously thought that coffee consumption is associated with higher risks of heart attacks. Bu

 

Napping Linked To Reduced Sleep Quality In Children

Friday, March 6th, 2015
While many parents seem to encourage young kids to take daytime naps as often as they can, recent research suggests that it may be better to forego this habit, especially for toddlers. Researchers have found out that daytime napping can be linked to poorer sleep quality in kids over the age of 2 years old. A study published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood tried to investigate how daytime napping may

 

Too Much Sleep May Increase Stroke Risk

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
People are aware of the consequences of too little sleep. Many studies have shown that lack of sleep in the long term can lead to memory and concentration problems. It can also increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease as well as obesity. But a new study indicates that too much sleep can be just as bad. Researchers from the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge in the UK fou

 

New Skin Test Shows Promise For Early Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Detection

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Researchers from University of San Luis Potosi in Mexico have found a possible skin test that may provide early clues of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The results were released ahead of its presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology on April at in Washington, D.C. According to Dr. Ildefonso Rodriguez-Leyva, of the Central Hospital at the University of San Luis Potosi

 

Different Ways To Fight Stress

Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Too much stress has become an increasing problem among many people today. Although we need some stress in our lives in order to develop our natural survival instincts, there is a delicate balance that needs to be observed. Stress is good. But too much of it can be quite dangerous. Here are ways that you can fight stress on a daily basis. Get more sleep. Sleep is the ultimate stress buster. Adequate sleep allows you

 

What You Should Know About Stroke

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
A stroke can happen when there is an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Blood carries the oxygen into the brain, which the brain cells need in order to function. Without oxygen, the cells fail to function and can cause lasting damage to the brain. There are two types of major stroke- the ischemic stroke and the hemorrhagic stroke. An ischemic stroke happens when fatty deposits or plaques that build up inside

 

Reasons You Always Feel Tired

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
There are times when we really feel energetic right out of bed. There are also certain times when we just feel too tired and fatigued to even get out of bed. People who wish to start off their day on the right foot sometimes can feel perplexed why they feel tired waking up or at some point during the day. Sleep may just be one of the reasons. There are other things that will also help explain why you might be feeli

 

Age Of Women’s First Menstrual Period Linked To Heart Disease Risk

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
Researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK have discovered a possible link between the age of menstrual onset in women and heart disease risk. Women who began their period early before age 10 or later than age 17 experience a higher risk for developing heart disease later on. Menarche is the onset of the first full menstrual cycle in women. It is also a marker of puberty and the start of endocrine function

 

Taking Care Of Your Liver

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
The liver is an important, if not the most neglected organ in the body. Sure, people try to take care of their heart, their skin or their brain. But they do not always think of taking care of the liver. One of the main functions of the liver is detoxifying the body of harmful chemicals and metabolizing drugs. It also helps makes proteins essential for other bodily functions. With unhealthy lifestyles, it can be eas

 

Study Links Sleep Apnea To Increased Dementia Risk

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Sleeping problems may have an adverse effect on your health over time. It may even have an effect over certain health conditions. Recent studies even suggest that problems like sleep apnea may play a role in the increased risk for dementia. Findings by researchers from the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu may provide clues as to how sleep disturbances may affect a person’s risk of developing

 

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